His predecessors have also been heavily lobbied, but Innovation Minster Bains ‘has even broader responsibilities than past Industry ministers,’ says lobbyist.
Health Minister Jane Philpott is in demand from lobbyists, with 115 communication reports filed for contact with her since she came to office. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
‘The first thing you realize is that she actually understands the issues,’ says HealthCareCAN’s Bill Tholl on Health Minister Jane Philpott, who is a physician.
A month after M-103 was first debated in the House setting off a storm of reaction across the country, police are still patrolling her Mississauga-Erin Mills riding office, but Liberal MP Iqra Khalid is trying to focus on the positive responses she's received too. The motion is scheduled for a second hour of debate on March 21 and will likely pass shortly after.
The Senate Ethics and Conflict of Interest for Senators Committee will meet at 9:00 a.m. in Room 356-S, Centre Block, to consider an inquiry report of the Senate Ethics Officer. The meeting will be held in camera.
The Senate Human Rights Committee will meet at 11:30 a.m. in Room 9, Victoria Building. The meeting will be televised.
The Senate Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs will meet at 12:00 p.m. in Room 2, Victoria Building, to work on creating a defined professional and consistent system for veterans as they leave the Canadian Armed Forces. The committee will hear from Guy Parent, the veterans ombudsman.